A country should always step towards victory, said President Maithripala Sirisena, adding that it is necessary to ensure that tasks for the benefit of the people that could not be accomplished today are completed tomorrow. On Friday, under the patronage of President Sirisena, the handing over of many development projects completed under the Pibidemu Polonnaruwa Program took place and the President made these comments while addressing the gathering at the Polonnaruwa General Hospital.
The President said attempts made by him to prioritize the service performed for the country as well as to contribute a fair share to Polonnaruwa’s growth have become fruitful. The country’s development would have been stronger if he had earned everyone’s support for the country’s welfare activities, he said. He further said the process was not without obstacles or difficulties, although he was able to make significant development in democracy and media freedom. President Sirisena has also opened a newly built residential complex in Polonnaruwa for government officials. He also opened the new Polonnaruwa police office that was installed at a cost of Rs. 97 million.
President Sirisena then attended the art exhibition of Mankada Roo Rata and the publication of a book by Hasini Wasana Sewwandi, a grade 9 graduate at the Royal College of Polonnaruwa. He had previously taken measures to provide Hasini with a house and arranged the show as a tribute to the president. The President gave certificates to students who won the island championship in weightlifting. President Sirisena then entered the ceremony at the Seevali Model Primary School in Polonnaruwa to open the newly built classroom building. The building was built at a cost of Rs. 7.9 million under the development program of the district of Pibidemu Polonnaruwa.
The four-story postal complex, built at a cost of Rs. 63 million, was opened to the public by the President. Several development projects including a new eye clinic building, sports and physical wellness centre, official quarters for specialist doctors, a new ward complex with 120 beds, emergency ward complex and official quarters for the Director / Deputy Director / Specialist were also opened by t.
Also launched was the Electronic Customer Satisfaction Survey system and the sharing of patient data at the Polonnaruwa District Patient was opened while the hospital medical information system was linked to the E-Channeling System. Governor Saratha Ekanayake, Mayor Chanaka Sidatha Ranasinghe and several others were present on the occasion.